On the subject of vision, here is a poem or saying from Bodhidharma:
A deluded mind is hell.
the mind is the country of the Buddhas.
When the mind creates the idea of the mind,
people are deluded and in hell.
Those established on the path to Buddhahood
don’t use the mind to create the idea
of the mind and so are always
in the country of the Buddhas.
From my scant sources, I believe this painting was made at the Yotoku-in, a temple attached to the Daitoku-ji temple complex in Kyoto and is possibly still found in the temple.
Image via Wikipedia.
Chamecyparis obtusa or Japanese cypress is a robust wood with an even grain, making it highly valued in Japan. The use of hinoki, in Japanese, for constructing temples and other ceremonial buildings means that few old growth trees remain.
Biography of Bodhidharma at Poetseers
Bodhidharma at Wikipedia
Daitoku-ji Temple at Japan Guide
Daitoku-ji at Rinzai-Obaku Zen
Fuji Arts - Japanese prints for sale